Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis (GIVA)

The GIVA group is responsible for teaching and research in geographic information science at the GIScience Center of the Department of Geography, together with the GIS and Geocomputation groups.

GIVA Mission

Discover and teach new insights on how to creatively design geographic information displays that encourage healthy engagements with the world.

Our Vision

Smart geographic information displays that offer equitable access to knowledge, are engaging to use, and empower all citizens to live a healthy and environmentally sustainable life, in a diverse, democratic, and mobile digital information society.

More on our research interests...

We develop adaptive visualizations of geographically relevant information for mobile, digital citizens
Emotions in New York City tweets during Covid-19
Flu in canton Bern, July 1918 - December 1919
Assessing the effectiveness of pedestrian navigation assistant systems
Dynamically changing map design based on neurofeedback and user emotions

News

  • Wondering what we are currently working on in the Swiss Science Council? Check it out here (German only)

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  • Adapting mobile map application designs to map use context: a review and call for action on potential future research themes
    Cartography and Geographic Information Science​​​​​​​
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  • The impact of landmark visualization style on expert wayfinder’s cognitive load during navigation.
    Abstracts of the International Cartographic Association 2021, International Cartographic Conference, Dec. 14-18, 20201, Florence, Italy,

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  • Take that Flood: Does your Perspective Matter?
    Abstracts of the International Cartographic Association 2021, International Cartographic Conference, Dec. 14-18, 20201, Florence, Italy,

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  • Perform various floating catchment area methods to calculate a spatial accessibility index (SPAI) for demand point data. The distance matrix used for weighting is normalized in a preprocessing step using common functions. https://cran.r-project.org/

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  • The coronavirus primarily affects our bodies, but it also has massive impact on our mental health. GIUZ researchers use Twitter content to detect emotional stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • From September 30 – October 2, 2021 the DSI Community Mobility and UZH Innovation Hub organised the Innovathon 2021: The Digitalization of Mobility 

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  • On September 29, 2021 Dr. Sara Lanini-Maggi with Dr. Ian Ruginski and Prof. Dr. Sara Fabrikant presented their research on emotional navigation instructions and their impact on spatial learning and map use while navigating unfamiliar environments at GIScience conference:

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  • The influence of landmark visualization style on expert wayfinders’ visual attention during a real-world navigation task.
    11th International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Sep. 27–30, 2020/1, Poznan, Poland.

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  • Effect of cognitive load on spatial learning during navigation: a virtual reality study
    International Neuroergonomics Conference 2021, Sep. 11-15, 2021.
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Fakultät für Mathematik

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